Tania Willard, Sovereign-Tea, 2022, vessel and serving spoon by Brooke Waldron Grayhorse Studio, image courtesy Thatcher Keats and Forge project.

As we move away from the sun Opening Reception


Saturday, May 11, 2024, 4:00 pm

In conjunction with As we move away from the sun

Join us for the opening of As we move away from the sun, an apexart INTL Open Call exhibition, curated by Fatma Hendawy.

As we move away from the sun explores topics of migration, displacement, and adaptation with a focus on the inextricable connections between human and plant migration.

Tania Willard will perform an indigenous tea ceremony which is part of her work in the exhibition. The tea vessel and tools will be the work on display throughout the exhibition.

Fatma Hendawy is an Egyptian-Canadian curator, based in Toronto. Hendawy graduated in 2020 from the MVS Curatorial program, University of Toronto. Since 2008, Hendawy held different positions at Bibliotheca Alexandrina including Head of Permanent Exhibitions (2010-12). She was the Assistant Curator at AGYU, Toronto (2021-22). Hendawy participated in curatorial workshops and residencies including Tate Intensive 2017, ProHelvetia and ZKU/Berlin. She curated Overt: Militarization as Ideology, 2020 at the Art Museum, Blind Ambition by Hassan Khan film screening at Images Festival 2022, Garden of Broken Shadows, 2023 at Critical Distance Center for Curators, and Art Nest, 2023 at TOAF 62.

Tania Willard is a mixed Secwépemc and settler artist whose research intersects with land-based art practices. Her practice activates connection to land, culture, and family, centering art as an Indigenous resurgent act, through collaborative projects such as BUSH Gallery and support of language revitalization in Secwépemc communities. Her artistic and curatorial work includes Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2012-2014) and Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe (ongoing). Willard’s work is included in the collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Forge Project, Kamloops Art Gallery, and the Anchorage Museum, among others.